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View Poll Results: Audio Media Player Application of the Year
amaroK 74 15.68%
Aqualung 5 1.06%
aTunes 1 0.21%
Audacious 63 13.35%
Banshee 28 5.93%
Clementine 57 12.08%
cmus 9 1.91%
DeaDBeef 22 4.66%
Exaile 6 1.27%
gmusicbrowser 1 0.21%
Guayadeque 0 0%
MOC 14 2.97%
MPD 21 4.45%
mpg123 6 1.27%
mpg321 3 0.64%
ogg123 0 0%
Quod Libet 8 1.69%
RhythmBox 49 10.38%
Sonata 1 0.21%
XMMS 31 6.57%
XMMS2 10 2.12%
Nightingale 3 0.64%
VLC 60 12.71%
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:23 AM   #31
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Audio only: SoX
Video and Audio: VLC
Old 12-22-2012, 09:59 PM   #32
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I really like Amarok. Hark, the bloat cometh, and all that. Something about the layout is extremely easy and pleasing to use.
Old 12-24-2012, 03:32 PM   #33
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XMMS 60-70% of time, DeaDBeef the rest.
Old 12-26-2012, 08:14 AM   #34
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Audacious 3.3.x rocks here, simple, light and just works.

Old 12-27-2012, 09:03 PM   #35
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Amarok, for its many features, integration with KDE and the many variety of audio clips played.
Old 12-29-2012, 09:29 AM   #36
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I have been a fan of Amarok since KDE 3, and I'm among those who were frustrated with the KDE 4 version. I used it for some time - though I don't like the interface and its ram/cpu usage it has some nice features - but I was extremely frustrated with the fact that each new release tented to introduce more bugs than fixed, reaching its height when a release broke the smart playlists. By then Clementine was mature enough to become my main audio player - goodbye Amarok.

Of course there are other audio players that I've tried and I like, but Clementine is the one which comes closer to my needs.
Old 12-29-2012, 10:32 AM   #37
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Originally Posted by Gagarin Gambit View Post
It is good (net\music info++) but on other distros\boards it dose not always do right, like others (that are nice to have around), but; VLC trumps them for my many uses over the years. I have been selling old computers from thrift-stores for years, pick them up for $20 sell them for $50-$150, I could not justify selling them if to old for video\modern-computing; so thank you VLC and Linux!
Old 12-31-2012, 09:51 AM   #38
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No mp3blaster here?
Old 12-31-2012, 10:19 AM   #39
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No mp3blaster here?
There doesn't appear to have been a mp3blaster release since 2009.

Old 12-31-2012, 01:42 PM   #40
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@jeremy, probably it is so But I had not any problems since I first time used it(in 2009 year) and use it now.

PSnetcat last released in the beginning of 2004 but it is still very useful program on modern systems)
Old 01-02-2013, 03:56 PM   #41
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:28 PM   #42
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Clementine bumps my jams, a more advanced EQ would be nice though. Nightingale (Basically SongBird ported to Linux) shows promise but has a ways to go, at least it did as of last summer. Maybe I should check it out again. I thought it was super obnoxious that Songbird plugins had to be ported to work.
Old 01-03-2013, 11:00 AM   #43
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I use bangarang and RythmeBox so I voted RB
Old 01-03-2013, 11:24 AM   #44
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VLC, Real Player
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